Cavalier Health Fund's grant application process

Dr. Kvart examining cavalier King Charles spaniel's heartOUR MISSION

Cavalier Health Fund’s mission is to advance the health of cavalier King Charles spaniels by funding sound scientific research aimed at preventing, treating, and curing cavaliers’ genetic diseases. The Fund's primary focus is upon mitral valve disease and Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia, but its mission also includes other disorders to which the CKCS is pre-disposed.


Cavalier Health Fund aims to award grants to veterinarians and scientists in furtherance of our mission. Cavalier Health Fund welcomes grant applications consistent with our stated aim.


Grant applications will be reviewed by our Grants Committee, including specialists in the intended field of study. Our goal is that our funded research be of the highest quality and that its results contribute significantly to the body of existing research.


September 23, 2015: Cavalier Health Fund has issued a grant to the Friends of the University of Surrey towards the ongoing Cavalier Head Shape Study research project, regarding Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia, in the amount of $1,000.00. A copy of the project's grant application is available here.

December 7, 2016: Cavalier Health Fund has issued a grant to the University of Florida towards the hydrodynamic testing of an artificial mitral valve for dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease, in the amount of $2,000.00.

March 28, 2018: Cavalier Health Fund has issued a grant to the Virginia Tech Foundation towards Dr. Michele Borgarelli's 3D echocardiography project for identifying cavalier King Charles spaniels at higher risk of early onset of chronic mitral valve disease, in the amount of $3,000.00.